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Unread 04-10-2008, 04:21 PM   #781
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very nice work jeepguylj. I love that color.

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Unread 04-10-2008, 06:09 PM   #782
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Thanks bman9089, I bought wheels for it and im going to put some kind of fabric so it wont scratche my paint.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 06:23 PM   #783
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To all who responded on my bumper: It is very well made 1/4" thick bumper, 1/8" supports, the strut does help it open and stops it from opening more than it needs, and also helps keep it closed (I have forgotten to latch it closed and it didn't move much). It was made by Vic at VORFAB in Mountain Home Idaho, a small one man shop who does excellent above average work. The wiring is for my 3rd brake light (as seen below), and my old tire carrier was used for the mount for the tire. Thanks to all for the comments, to see more of the bumper you can see it here. ---> http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e282/Tufftoy/

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Unread 04-10-2008, 06:33 PM   #784
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Oh and by the way, it was $400 with powder coat and all.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 06:45 PM   #785
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I understand how they work. I had some on a '98 TJ I owned a few years ago. However, he has them installed with the bottom portion of the mirror still attached. The way I understand it and the way they worked on my TJ, they are designed to use the factory mirror, but you are supposed to unbolt the mirror and arm from the bracket that attaches to the door. Then you bolt just the mirror and the arm to the new bracket.

Anyone else see what I see? Maybe I'm looking at the picture wrong. . . . .
I see what you see, but if you remove the bracket from the mirror than there is nothing to mount the mirror on on the bracket. The bracket is flat with 3 holes so you can bolt on the stock mirror.

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Unread 04-10-2008, 09:30 PM   #786
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Oh and by the way, it was $400 with powder coat and all.
That is an awesome deal. I wish someone around here could build one like that for $400
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Unread 04-10-2008, 10:51 PM   #787
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I understand how they work. I had some on a '98 TJ I owned a few years ago. However, he has them installed with the bottom portion of the mirror still attached. The way I understand it and the way they worked on my TJ, they are designed to use the factory mirror, but you are supposed to unbolt the mirror and arm from the bracket that attaches to the door. Then you bolt just the mirror and the arm to the new bracket.

Anyone else see what I see? Maybe I'm looking at the picture wrong. . . . .

To Clarify-

There are 2 types of mirrors and two types of mover brackets:

97-02 have the regualr old jeep mirrors, that you can unbolt the arm on. The mover brackets that accept these have a spot to mount the arm to, and in my opinion, look much cleaner.

03-06 the mirrors changed, to a single unit to which you cannot unbolt the arm (actually, you can, but it's a PITA and it wasn't designed to come un-done). The mover brackets for these are what was shown, and you simply un-bolt the whole assembly from the door and bolt it on to the bracket. Kinda goofy lookin, but it gets the job done.

I have 03+ mirrors, witht he pictured brackets. I hate how goofy they look (but i love the position of the driver's side mirror now). I will soon be using a pre 03 mirror and mover bracket, saving the "newer" mirrors for the winter when the doors stay on.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 11:21 PM   #788
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I built these mirror relocators for next to nothing. Copied from ones i found on Quadratec.com.
http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t=100_2835.jpg
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Unread 04-10-2008, 11:22 PM   #789
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I built these mirror relocators for next to nothing. Copied from ones i found on Quadratec.com.

clicky no worky
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Unread 04-10-2008, 11:42 PM   #790
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I built these mirror relocators for next to nothing. Copied from ones i found on Quadratec.com.

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Unread 04-10-2008, 11:49 PM   #791
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Unread 04-11-2008, 05:08 AM   #792
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To Clarify-

There are 2 types of mirrors and two types of mover brackets:

97-02 have the regualr old jeep mirrors, that you can unbolt the arm on. The mover brackets that accept these have a spot to mount the arm to, and in my opinion, look much cleaner.

03-06 the mirrors changed, to a single unit to which you cannot unbolt the arm (actually, you can, but it's a PITA and it wasn't designed to come un-done). The mover brackets for these are what was shown, and you simply un-bolt the whole assembly from the door and bolt it on to the bracket. Kinda goofy lookin, but it gets the job done.

I have 03+ mirrors, witht he pictured brackets. I hate how goofy they look (but i love the position of the driver's side mirror now). I will soon be using a pre 03 mirror and mover bracket, saving the "newer" mirrors for the winter when the doors stay on.
now it makes sense.....thanks for clearing that up!
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Unread 04-11-2008, 06:23 AM   #793
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Nice!

May I suggest, put a sleeve between the upper & lower tabs so you can tighten the nut without it pulling the tabs together. This will also help keep the nut from coming loose.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 12:15 PM   #794
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Oh and by the way, it was $400 with powder coat and all.
So what you're sayin is that you didn't make this but you had a shop build it?
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Unread 04-11-2008, 01:09 PM   #795
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So what you're sayin is that you didn't make this but you had a shop build it?
I think he made it and then sent it out for powdercoat. The $400 cost is probably parts and powdercoat - cheaper than buying one of similar craftsmanship, plus it's custom. Very nice!
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